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Wingedwheel

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I got the bike back in the frame and almost done with incidentals however while it’s being worked on there are two other items I need to address. My horn doesn’t work so I need to test that and is there a replacement for that massive flasher relay under the tank that’s not the size of a coke can lol. Being facetious but I wondered if someone had come up with an off the shelf replacement that can be bought at an auto parts?
 

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It’s all back together and I took a little time fine tuning. Started right up, no smoke and running and idling like a dream. Sent Matsuo at Cruznimage an email about the issues I had with those rings and explained I understood they were way beyond return or credit policy but would just like to let him know. I haven’t heard anything yet but I doubt I’ll be getting more rings from him.Tried an automotive flasher and it blew the fuse. Since it was the original glass fuse holder I replaced it with a blade fuse holder. Still blew the fuse so I plugged the old flasher back in and it worked! Makes a noise occasionally but working. What should I have been looking for with that flasher? I’m guessing you can’t just use any three prong.
 
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One of the things I learned and I searched but couldn’t find a mention of it here but the cam goes in quite easily from the points side of the engine when the chain is not broken and there is enough slack in the chain to easily adjust the position before putting the bearings back on. The raised edge of the cam gear keeps you from getting it in from the other direction. I don’t think leaving the chain intact is typically done but in my instance where it was new and I just needed to get to the rings it was quite easy once I figured that out.
 
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